BOLT

Boost your performance with a technology 10x faster than traditional SSDs

Implementing an efficient and easy-to-use storage system used to be a rather complicated task. With ELEMENTS BOLT your overall performance will not only dramatically improve. Your whole workflow will also become radically simplified: resulting in less stress and a significantly lower operating footprint.

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Key Facts

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Capacity

  • up to 220 Terabyte in a 2U chassis
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Speed

  • over 20 GB/s per chassis
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Scalability

  • over 1 Petabyte in a 10U setup

How it works

Introducing the next, revolutionary step in storage technology: NVMe

Ultra-high bandwidth

Unleash your enterprise applications with the power of NVMe – a groundbreaking, next-gen storage technology that will take your workflow to the next level.

No defragmentation needed - ever!

Experience virtually no seek times at all by combining the instant data access of SSD with a brand new transmission protocol – even when working in 8K and higher.

Decrease your footprint

Achieve substantial operational cost savings with this ultra efficient technology using only around 1/10 of the power consumption of a hard drive-based system.

Less rack space needed

Increase your storage productivity while driving down your overall infrastructure expenses – with 200 TB of high-performance shared storage in a 2U Chassis.

Simplify your workflow

A single product supporting every step of the production process – with our unique ELEMENTS features fully integrated in a revolutionary storage solution.

Product Details

Purpose-built for media and entertainment

ELEMENTS Bolt Front

As seasoned video professionals ourselves, we know the struggle of getting lost in overly complex workflows, keeping an eye on your storage fill level staying below 80% and worrying about optimizing your allocation strategy for VFX or Color Grading. That’s why we developed ELEMENTS BOLT: a groundbreaking storage solution that is much more powerful than regular systems while still being easy-to-use.

Utilizing revolutionary NVMe storage technology

Experience the delight of ultra short response time and unmatched streaming performance by using a brand new protocol that allows much faster connections. It doesn’t require any defragmentation resulting in virtually no seek times at all – even when working on 8k and more video material. On top of that, the ultra efficient technology only needs around 1/10 of the power consumption of a regular system with 200 TB of high-performance shared storage in a 2U Chassis.

One single system for all your requirements

With ELEMENTS BOLT you will be able to provide media assets to every department in your facility, from scanning, to color grading, editing, compositing, VFX and GFX – and every other application. On top of that, the exceptionally intuitive web-based GUI embraces useful tools to manage projects, organize assets and automate tasks.

How you profit from ELEMENTS BOLT:

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Game changer

Achieve efficiency breakthroughs with the power of the revolutionary NVMe technology.

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Unmatched Performance

Unleash your enterprise applications and deliver maximum speed in a shared storage infrastructure.

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Reduced Footprint

Lower your operational data center footprint and costs substantially compared to a regular system.

Product Features

More than media storage

Discover our unique features that make your daily work less complicated and more efficient – with intuitive tools that ease your workflow.

Media Library AI Search Click Sharing Workflow Automation Project Management Media Archive

Tech Specs

Capacity

• up to 220 Terabyte in a 2U chassis

Chassis

• 2U rack-mountable up to 24 NVME drives

Speed

• over 20 GB/s per chassis

Scalability

• over 1 Petabyte in a 10U setup

Weight

• approx. 38,0 kg

Power

• 1600 W (primary)

Dimensions

• L x W x H 800mm x 438mm x 88mm

Connectivity

• 100Gbit Ethernet / 32Gbit Fibre Channel on all major protocols

FAQ

Users are familiar with the speed and convenience of directly attached storage when working with media assets. Unfortunately, this type of storage isn‘t suitable to collaborative workflows, as projects and assets can‘t be shared conveniently between different workstations in real-time. ELEMENTS storage solutions are designed specifically to share media files across all platforms and application while providing consistent high performance for all workstations.

 

First off, ELEMENTS storage has unique tools and features embedded that are specifically designed for users to share media – seamlessly and simultaneously. ELEMENTS‘ media aware interface allows for easy access to view, comment and even edit media assets remotely and provides the option to simply set-up tasks for workflow automation.

Standard IT workflows have very different read and write patterns, and low latencies are not essential. Media workflows are a lot more time-critical; hence, low latencies and high bandwidth are crucial for post-production and broadcast workflows, otherwise stuttering video and other issues will occur.

Media storage is optimized to deliver high-performance for every workstation connected, and a specialized file system allows heterogeneous networks with numerous applications on different operating systems to share media assets efficiently from the same storage pool.

There are virtually no limitations, as ELEMENTS‘ task manager can easily be set up to perform any task, such as automatic backup or defragmentation, moving or archiving content, or any task useful in your particular workflow.

The most common use of workflow automation are concerning the approval process, for example moving approved files to a certain folder, or rejected files to another folder. But with the option to set up automation tasks across users, user groups, content location or any other parameter, the possibilities are endless.

Yes, with ELEMENTS you can share content seamlessly across virtually all NLE applications, including Avid. Even Avid bin-locking and Avid project sharing is supported, as ELEMENTS fully emulates an ISIS/Unity environment. ELEMENTS GATEWAY provides the same functionalities for any SAN or NAS (non-ELEMENTS) storage.

Every ELEMENTS product can be accessed via a HTML5-based web browser, providing ultimate convenience across all kinds of devices.

It depends on your workflow requirements. A rule of thumb: if you work in a heterogeneous network with various applications, with raw formats/DPX files, require real-time streams and produce in resolutions 2K and up, you will most likely need a Fibre Channel-based SAN, as a 10Gb Ethernet network will not provide appropriate bandwidth.

Glossar

COBIT

COBIT ist ein international anerkanntes Rahmenwerk für das Management und die Governance von Informationstechnologie. Es bietet ein umfassendes Regelwerk von Prinzipien, Praktiken und analytischen Instrumenten und Modellen zur Steuerung der unternehmensweiten IT.